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Photograph - Great Melbourne Telescope, South Yarra, Victoria, circa 1875 Image Reg. No: MM 039991

Summary:
Great Melbourne Telescope at Melbourne Observatory, circa 1875.

The 48 inch equatorial reflecting telescope was constructed by Thomas Grubb, Dublin and installed at the observatory in 1868. The telescope was used at Melbourne Observatory from 1869 to 1892 to observe changes in the nebulae of the southern hemisphere. Thereafter it was used only intermittently.

The person depicted is most likely Joseph Turner, observer with the Great Melbourne Telescope from 1873 to 1883.

Photograph in a photograph album used at Melbourne Observatory, late 19th century. The photographs show the main Melbourne Observatory building, Great Melbourne Telescope, 8 inch transit telescope, recording equipment, observatories in other cities and countries, astronomers, astronomical photographs of sun and stars.
Description Of Content:
Great Melbourne Telescope at Melbourne Observatory, 1870s-1880s. The 48 inch equatorial reflecting telescope was constructed by Thomas Grubb, Dublin and installed at the observatory in 1869.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: astronomy, great melbourne telescope, observatories, telescopes
Themes this item is part of: Great Melbourne Telescope, Buildings at Melbourne Observatory, Images & Image Making Collection, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Weights & Measures at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory & Standard Time in Victoria, Astrographic Catalogue, Transits of Venus, 1874 & 1882, Star Observations & Personal Equation, Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: telescopes
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1875
Person Depicted: Mr Joseph Turner - Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1875

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